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Average age of divers today???

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by LakeCountyDiver, May 6, 2011.

What is your age I am looking for average age of divers today.

  1. 10yr to 19yr

    26 vote(s)
    2.5%
  2. 20yr to 29yr

    139 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. 30yr to 39yr

    231 vote(s)
    22.0%
  4. 40yr to 49yr

    262 vote(s)
    24.9%
  5. 50yr to 59yr

    286 vote(s)
    27.2%
  6. 60yr to 69yr

    96 vote(s)
    9.1%
  7. 70yr+ You just cant quit diving.

    11 vote(s)
    1.0%
  1. TCS882

    TCS882 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC, NY
    4
    2
    0
    I am 72 years old and have been diving for over 45 years, I was a US Navy diver and now just a plain OLD wreck and reef diver diving the worlds Oceans, Seas, Lakes, Streams and Rain Puddles here in NYC, NY. If I were never be able to make the surface again, so be it, it is where I want to be!
    I LOVE DIVING, wish I could grow gills.
    The Old Man
     
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  2. whereisthesea

    whereisthesea Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manchester UK
    42
    9
    8
    Totally agree. By the way I used to live in Madrid, but now I am in Manchester, though the majority of my dives I've done have been in Spain. My answer is between 30-39, as the age I am.

    Salutes.
     
  3. TjRjn

    TjRjn Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Langebæk, Denmark
    160
    7
    18
    I've tried to answer the poll but it just goes to a blank page when I click 'vote now'.
    My answer is 40yr to 49yr by the way. :blinking:
     
  4. divediva13

    divediva13 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: west newton, pa USA
    25
    2
    0
    I started about 6 years ago will be 40 this summer and I am usually one of the youngest when we go anywhere to dive besides my husband who is 38 :)
     
  5. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    13,460
    6,049
    113
    Do note that this poll will NOT provide you with the information you seek. It will, however, tell you the average age of SB participants. Not the same thing.
     
  6. MothaHucker

    MothaHucker Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Washington State
    3
    0
    0
    comin in at 16 years of age haha
     
  7. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    12,581
    8,606
    113
  8. mdb

    mdb ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    5,739
    4,375
    113
    40+ at least, based on personal observations at the recent DEMA SHOW in Las Vegas.

    I was first certified in 1972. Most students in my class were in their early 20's or 30's.
     
  9. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    13,460
    6,049
    113
    So, do you think the average age of attendees at DEMA is the same - or a good proxy - for the average age of divers?
     
  10. timpage87

    timpage87 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: San Juan, PR
    5
    0
    0
    Im 25 and in the army and most of the people i dive with here where im stationed is 25-30 years old
     

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